Suffolk Surge Elite takes Summer World Series

Published 9:26 pm Friday, June 28, 2019

The Suffolk Surge Elite 10U boys’ baseball team took the Summer World Series in North Carolina.

The Surge Elite 10U travel baseball team went down to Rocky Mount, N.C., last week and took care of business. In three days, Surge Elite went 7-0, winning the championship in the Gold Bracket.

The Surge Elite dominated the whole weekend, scoring 73 runs and allowing only 14 the entire weekend. Since January, the team has gone 24-2. They saw teams from Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.

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“They put their heart and soul in it,” Coach Lee Chaney said. “They all worked together, and we went down there and achieved a goal. It’s not a shocker how they were able to dominate, because they bring that same type of energy to practice every day.”

“The guys worked hard,” Coach Tommy Ricks said. “They’ve been practicing hard since January. Those boys brought it every single game, and they really made us proud.”

The coaches mentioned how big the accomplishment was for Suffolk because of how small the city is compared to teams from other cities that have double the amount of kids.

“Those guys wanted it bad,” Chaney said. “It’s just big for the area, because the population is just not as big as other areas. So, from all of these kids to be from this side and want to play with each other to accomplish some great things is really big.”

Defensively, Suffolk Surge was hitting on all cylinders. The players felt like they were in a groove the whole weekend and were happy to come back to Suffolk with a trophy. They also believe the chemistry they have with each other has helped them along the way.

“We played good,” Peyton Hartsfield said. “I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish.”

“We worked hard,” Cameron Chaney said. “It was a great feeling to be a part of.”

Most of the team has been together since 7U and plan to stick together as they get older. With such a dominating record since January, it’s possible this group of players will continue to win big tournaments in the coming years.